Benedict Cumberbatch

‘Black Mass’ Review: Johnny Depp as a Wicked Boston Gangster

by Matt Singer September 16, 2015 @ 2:29 PM
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Jawny Depp can be a great actuh. But at a certain point in the recent past, Jawny seemed to stop looking faw great material and stahted looking faw anything that would affawd him the awppawtunity to put on a crazy wig and speak in a weeuhd accent. In the past few yeeuhs he’s played a vampiyuh with crazy hair and a weeuhd accent, a Native American with a bird on his head and a weeuhd accent, a Canadian detective with a fake nose and a weeuhd accent, a singing wolf with crazy hair and a weeuhd accent, a British art thief with a crazy mustache and a weeuhd accent, and now, in Black Mass, he’s James “Whitey” Bulgah, with thinning hair and a thick Bahston accent. Do you think Jawny even remembuhs what he really sounds like at this point?

‘Doctor Strange’ Described as ‘Marvel’s Fantasia,’ Plus First Reactions to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Costume

by Britt Hayes August 5, 2015 @ 5:56 PM
Marvel has given us a little taste of weirdness with Guardians of the Galaxy and the Quantum Realm stuff in Ant-Man — but things are about to get real strange when Doctor Strange hits theaters next fall. How strange, exactly? New descriptions of the film’s tone as well as the first reactions to concept art have trickled in, and we don’t think it’ll be much longer before we get a peek at some of this stuff for ourselves (cough, D23).

Go Back to the Shire with These 10 Facts From ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

by ScreenCrush Staff July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Before Peter Jackson took the reigns of the franchise, Guillermo del Toro was supposed to direct The Hobbit, and planned to bring his friend and longtime collaborator Ron Perlman to voice the dragon Smaug. But financial problems and delays at MGM eventually forced del Toro from the project; after Peter Jackson, king of The Lord of the Rings, signed on to direct in his place, he replaced Perlman with Benedict Cumberbatch. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes you on an unexpected journey behind the scenes of the first film in The Hobbit trilogy!

Comic-Con 2015: ‘Sherlock’ Goes Back in Time for Christmas, But What of the Future?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 9, 2015 @ 7:13 PM
Infrequently though they appear on our TV screens, Sherlock and Watson have been showing their faces of late for the upcoming special episode, which takes Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman all the way back to their Victorian London roots. We're on hand at Comic-Con 2015 to see the crime-solving duo back in action, way back, what do producers have to say of Series 4 and beyond?

Rachel McAdams in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

by Mike Sampson July 6, 2015 @ 2:48 PM
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Doctor Strange already boasts an impressive cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, but Marvel isn’t ready to stop there. In addition to those three Oscar-nominees (with Swinton winning for her role in Michael Clayton), they have also reportedly offered Rachel McAdams a role in the upcoming superhero film.

‘Doctor Strange’ Fan-Made Teaser Seems Pretty Accurate

by Britt Hayes June 14, 2015 @ 12:25 PM
It’s going to be a while before we see the first teaser for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which doesn’t hit theaters until next November. It’s likely we’ll get one later this year or early next, with a full trailer attached to Captain America: Civil War, but until then, you can enjoy this fan-made teaser, which actually seems like a fairly accurate representation of what the legitimate teaser might be.

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Casts Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo

by Jacob Hall June 11, 2015 @ 1:07 PM
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Several months after we first learned he was being eyed for a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, we finally know who Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor will play in the upcoming superhero adventure. And yes, everyone guessed right: the 12 Years a Slave star will take on the role of Baron Mordo, Stephen Strange’s arch-nemesis and fellow student of the mystic arts.

Tilda Swinton in Talks to Play The Ancient One in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

by Mike Sampson May 27, 2015 @ 2:08 PM
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For all those who’ve said that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a far too male dominated landscape...well, you’re right. But, it looks like Marvel is at least trying to work on that and has made one big, exciting step forward in the right direction. Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton is in talks to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange as The Ancient One, a role originally written for a male.

Rumor: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange to Appear on Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Series

by Mike Sampson April 24, 2015 @ 10:27 AM
Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight said he wanted to try and work more Marvel easter eggs into the first season of the Netflix series, but a lot of future characters (like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage) hadn't been cast yet. But, what if for one of the upcoming Marvel shows on Netflix, they were able to introduce a future character that had been cast? That's the basis for a pretty interesting, yet unconfirmed rumor, that states Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange in the upcoming Iron Fist series.